Satellite picture of the city lights of Europe

Satellite picture of the city lights of Europe

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Caption: The night-time city lights of Europe as seen from orbit. The image is a mosaic of photos compiled from visual data gathered by several passes of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft as it orbited 825 kilometres above the Earth. The cloud and land detail normally present in night-time DMSP photos were filtered out to enhance the light clusters. Thus the lights provide an accurate indicator for population density from region to region. The DMSP satellite is used to provide accurate weather analyses and forecasts for all branches of the US Military, although it is also availible for civilian use.

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Keywords: cities, city, city lights, city lights from space, defence meteorological sat pic, dmsp satellite photo, earth, earth science, europe, from space, light, lights, night, satellite image, sciences

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